We are getting very close to the release of the first issue of a Comic Coma Publishing comic! As we get closer though, we find ourselves in need of a bit of a capital campaign. Our target? A measly 300 dollars before we can launch the official site and release the first issue for purchase in stores and on demand.
How do we propose to raise this sum? Stay tuned for an announcement of some events to try and reach that point, but until then we have put up a donation button over there to the right! Of course, we wouldn’t want you to go empty handed for your donations so we have put together the following:
$10 – Special thanks in the two premier issues coming out from Comic Coma Publishing (Zom and Comic Coma).
$20 – Special thanks in the two premier issues and a FREE signed copy of Zom #1 by creators Anthony Reed and Spencer Hawkes (We can’t promise the signing will not deface the value of the paper.)
$30 – The special thanks, the free signed Zom #1 and an original 8×10 drawing by Zom artist Spencer Hawkes especially for you!
$300 – We will write, draw, and publish a 22 page one-shot comic with you as the hero for you to cherish for ever and ever!
Of course, just because we have an incentive structure doesn’t mean you have to play by our rules. Feel free to donate however much you feel apt and should you meet any of our tiers we will gladly repay you in the ways we can. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, help us get the books into your hands soon!
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on the status of Comic Coma. A couple new projects have been confirmed for the anthology and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Exciting stuff happening with that book when it launches this winter. Speaking of launching, I have started work on the official website that will be going up as well. Might see a preview of that in the coming weeks.
First of all, if you have no idea what Comic Coma is, feel free to browse down the page and have a peek at the previous post.
As is the nature of start-ups like this our focus is changing and shifting as we figure things out. One of the ideas that has been proposed to me is of doing an anthology comic and I think that is a great idea. If you have been thinking about jumping on board with us but were a little worried about a time commitment this is the news you have been looking for. With the anthology comic I will be pairing up creative teams made of people who have expressed interest to me and we will put out issues containing three 8 page stories a piece. Stories will vary in number of parts and how long they are spread out over the issues or even how frequently they appear but if you are looking to try your hand at this and see if you have what it takes this is the way to do it. If you are interested in writing or drawing for the anthology and you want to be paired up to get started on a story send an e-mail to ComicComa@gmail.com and we will get things started.
This does not mean we are not still taking submissions for full comics. If you have a full comic you would like to put together or are interested in developing one we are still taking pitches and portfolios for those as well. Just as when the site officially launches, there will be A couple that appear on the site in addition to the anthology. I’ve already been contacted by a number of artists and writers, and while I can’t announce anything yet, I am personally very excited about the news coming down the line in the near future.
I’d like to take this opportunity to go a little more in-depth with how we view our role in the world of comic creation. Comic Coma is a site created by people who aspire to get their particular form of art seen and read by as many people as possible. They are people with a story to tell and an image to impart. The work that these creators do is work they do because they love comics and they want to find a way to get their comics seen. Comic Coma is a network of creators who would have done there stuff anyway. It’s people who are trying hard to use each other as support in an attempt to separate themselves from the sea of the Internet.
What, then, is the benefit of working with Comic Coma? Sure, as a small company that doesn’t charge anything we can’t pay our creators. Instead, what we offer is a place on the Internet where they can put their comics up for free. Where they get the support of the other creators both in the form of cross-pollinating ads in the books to idea jam sessions with the other creators. They get complete creative control over the work they do with a group of excited comic lovers willing to do story editorial work whenever asked (more or less be a sounding board). Finally they are given an opportunity to reduce the cost of being your own comic publisher. Want to take your comic to print? So do ten other people on the site, and printing 1000 comics is cheaper per print then 100. A small booth at a major comic convention can cost up to $3,000 which is a lot of money to showcase the work of two individual creators. It is a lot more reasonable for all for an organization like Comic Coma to split with all of its members. Suddenly 3,000 dollars can become 200 dollars for the same service. That’s what makes Comic Coma worthwhile. If you are serious about trying to get into comics, this is the way to do it. Send us an e-mail, show us your stuff. Let us help you.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief,
First of all, allow me to welcome you to Comic Coma’s temporary home. I will be using this site mostly to gather up people interested in joining our family. What our family does, is make, talk about, critique, review, and love comics. We are writers, artists, colorists, editors, and bloggers. We are Comic Coma.
Comic Coma, it its most basic form, is a publishing house. We strive to produce the highest quality independent comics we can right here on the internet using the same business model as print comics. Each Comic Coma comic will be on a 22 page schedule delivering content monthly, or bi-monthly. Vistors will have the option of viewing the comic or downloading the entire thing in .cbr format. In house ads for the other Comic Coma comics will be included to increase interest in the other creative team’s comics. Bloggers will have regular column schedules for a weekly blog article. Comic Coma’s goal is to eventually make the transition to printed comics as opposed to a straight online format, but to generate buzz and begin the publishing schedule we will start online.
If you are an aspiring comic creator or blogger feel free to contact me at ComicComa@Gmail.com and we can continue the conversation about what it means to be a part of Comic Coma and what role you can play.
If you have been looking into a way to be a part of the comics industry this is it. Together we can create incredible comics.
Founder and Editor in Chief,